Tuesday, 22 September 2009

Stool pigeon - Kid Creole and the Coconuts

An informant (known in law enforcement as a criminal informant or C.I.) is someone who provides privileged information about a person or organization to an agency, usually law enforcement, without the consent of that person or organization. In slang, such persons are referred to as 'rats' or 'stool pigeons'.

And that's the title of this era-defining song by Kid Creole and the Coconuts. With latin sounds and a rather wordy lyric, they set the charts alight in 1982. The single reached number 7 in the UK singles chart and number 17 in the Dutch Top 40.

My collection: 7" single no. 2824
Found: February 1, 1997
Cost: ?
Tracks: 'Stool pigeon' / 'In the jungle (remix)'

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